Discover Georgia small group holiday
Description of Discover Georgia small group holiday
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PlanetOur leaders are trained in responsible tourism matters and work to our detailed Responsible Tourism Policy. In Georgia, an increasingly popular area for tourists, they brief groups carefully to ensure that we have a minimal impact on the wilderness areas we travel through. The groups are encouraged to use refillable water bottles with water provided from a central tank, and when having picnic lunches all rubbish is carefully collected and taken back to Tbilisi where it is sorted and recycled if possible.
Georgian food and wine is also legendary and we support local producers, eating seasonally and locally produced food wherever possible which helps to cut down on food miles.
As a travel company we are continually looking for ways to improve and are proud to be ‘Responsible in everything we do’. Education is key, and so all staff, Tour Leaders and partnering suppliers are trained in responsible and sustainable tourism. At our Head Office, we continually strive towards a sustainable and planet-friendly working environment, including having solar panels installed and a company commitment to reducing our plastic usage.
PeopleStaying in small and relatively out of the way places and using local guesthouses really brings us closer to the local culture and gives us many opportunities for unique experiences.
Using local guides and crew is consistent with our policy to generate local employment and deliver direct economic benefits to the areas we are travelling in. We also do this by using locally owned hotels, spreading our business to a variety of local restaurants.
In Georgia we are also working with the German government organisation ‘GIZ’ to help our partners train locals further down the supply train – from guides and drivers to hoteliers and restaurant owners. This helps to professionalise the industry in Georgia at a local level and benefits all businesses that we interact with.
As a company we have valuable and longstanding partnerships with UK charities Toilet Twinning and Send a Cow, plus many smaller initiatives and projects around the world. We’re members of the UK travel industry body AITO because we believe it’s important to share our knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other operators.